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Ruth Shidlo PhD, SEPClinical Psychologist, Trauma Therapist
I am a licensed clinical psychologist and trauma therapist. I’ve worked in many hospitals and clinics in Israel and the U.S., as well as in private practice.
My first aim of therapy is to establish a safe place from which you and I, as a team, can observe the inner workings of your body-mind, allowing you to develop a nonjudgmental and compassionate attitude towards yourself and others, as you work towards greater well-being.
Early on in the work I will help you identify the obstacles in the way of your life goals. This reestablishes movement towards greater self-fulfillment and the mastery of old fears. We may even succeed in modifying the filters through which you experience relationships, by creating new neural pathways. You will develop skills that help you improve the qualities of your interpersonal relationships.
I offer a unified mind-body therapy based on psychodynamic and somatic experiencing (SE) principles. This approach is effective in the regulation and management of stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, chronic pain, and psychophysiological disorders. My practice is gay-friendly, and I have professional experience with people building a family with the assistance of donor insemination.
For more information, I invite you to visit my website:
California School of Professional Psychology
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2152 / 1941 Israel
Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP) - December 2015
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Last Updated: August 7, 2017
SPECIALTIESAnxiety / Panic, Depression, Trauma / Post Traumatic Stress Disorder PTSD, Stress Management, LGBT, Chronic Pain
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